Jail sentences for two men arrested as part of force’s Operation Impose
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Two men were sentenced on Tuesday (16 November) at Leicester Crown Court for their roles in the supply of drugs across the county and beyond.
Uwimana Rahman, 22, and Adam Curran, 32, were involved in County Lines drugs activity – where drugs are moved around the country, from bigger cities to smaller towns, with those bring in the drugs often prying on the vulnerable.
The two men were arrested as part of the force’s Operation Impose – a series of planned warrants executed in September this year targeting those that cause most harm.
A total of 73 warrants were executed, with 43 people arrested and 20 charged.
Rahman, of Keightley Road, Leicester, was arrested on 21 September of suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A (heroin) and being concerned in the supply of class A (crack cocaine). He was subsequently charged with these offences and pleaded guilty earlier this month.
Rahman has a number of similar previous convictions and has previously served time in prison for drugs offences.
Rahman pleaded at the earliest opportunity and so was given a reduced sentence of five-year, eight-months when he appeared at Leicester Crown Court on Tuesday. An aggravating feature taken into account by the court when sentencing Rahman was his used of children to run his drugs, involving youngsters in him criminality.
Adam Curran, of Dearman Road, Birmingham, was arrested following a search of the address on 20 September this year. He was charged with conspiracy to supply class A (crack cocaine) and conspiracy to supply class A (heroin). He was remanded and pleaded guilty to those offences.
He was sentenced to serve four years one month in prison for his crimes. This is, again, is following a guilty plea at the earliest possibly opportunity.
Detective Inspector Rob Arthur, the Senior Investigating Officer for the operation, said: “These sentences send a clear message – you will receive a prison sentence if you involve yourself in the supply of drugs.
“We worked hard in the weeks and months leading up to the warrants being executed to gather evidence and bring those we knew were involved in, and running, county lines drugs lines.
“Drugs cause harm in our communities – from those who find themselves reliant on the drugs who may be committing criminal offences to buy, to the surrounding criminality.
“Rahman and Curran are the first from Operation Impose to be sentenced at court with many more to come.”